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#1 Victorian university for graduate employment

Build the foundations for a successful career. Create innovative and sustainable environments with learning principles from art, design, technology and environmental science.

Explore architecture, construction and property courses

Study the built environment hands-on and enrich your experience with industry-based learning from award-winning staff. You'll learn by doing from day one; making, creating, fixing and taking stuff apart. At the School of Architecture and Built Environment we aim to develop future professionals that are critical thinkers, good problem-solvers, globally interested and locally active.


Be guided by passionate teachers who empower you to turn your big ideas into the homes, buildings and cities of the future. Our industry-aligned architecture courses are hands-on from day one.

Construction and property

Interested in project management, building technology or property markets? Our construction and property courses are renowned for their global perspective, industry relevance and high employability.

I was attracted to the double degree because I wanted to explore and experiment with all stages of the construction process from both a practical and creative sense. To understand the design from conception to completion.

Kelly O’Halloran

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/ Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) graduate

Gain real-world experience

We have strong industry links within our courses, which can lead to field trips, site visits and guest lectures from built environment professionals. Gain real-world experience during your studies and form invaluable professional networks that will ensure you graduate confident and work-ready. Recent students have acquired industry experience with:

  • Brookfield Multiplex
  • DesignInc Architecture
  • Grimshaw Architects
  • Kane Constructions
  • Peddle Thorp Architects
  • Rendine Constructions.
Benefit from international experience

Benefit from international experience

Gain a global perspective via our faculty-led programs, international internships and volunteering opportunities. You'll enhance your global employability skills in areas like teamwork, critical thinking and intercultural communication, while immersed in a new cultural and learning environment.

Intercultural Dialogue through Design

During your course, you may get the opportunity to apply for Intercultural Dialogue through Design (iDiDe) – an international design workshop where students collaborate with academics, architects and built environment professionals to respond to a socially conscious architectural brief. Our students have travelled to Malaysia, India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.

Attending the iDiDe Study Tour to Malaysia was a highlight. It was a unique way to experience another country, getting to know local university students and experience how architecture is affected by both culture and climate.

Eve Fetherstonhaugh

Bachelor of Design (Architecture) student

Showcase your talents

The School of Architecture and Built Environment annually exhibits outstanding student work at events throughout the year. These exhibitions are an excellent opportunity for the public, students, staff, industry, family and friends to celebrate your achievements and hard work.

Learn in beautiful facilities

Housed in an award-winning and architecturally significant former Woolstores building overlooking Corio Bay, staff and students alike get to experience our modern, well-equipped workshop, studio space with 24-hour access and the A+B Gallery.

A+B Studio

A large built-for-purpose open space where you can develop construction projects and collaborate on cross-discipline projects.

A+B Workshop

An interdisciplinary open-plan space with access to a variety of digital and analogue tools.

A+B Gallery

A modern open-plan space with amazing views overlooking Geelong's Corio Bay; this is where you’ll exhibit your work.

Tour our facilities

Tour our facilities

Take a tour of Deakin's architecture and construction management facilities at our award-winning Geelong Waterfront Campus. Located in the heart of Geelong, the campus is surrounded by some of Geelong’s most recent and forward-visioned architecture.

Explore our research degrees

Reimagine your career, connect with industry and make your impact alongside world-leading researchers at the School of Architecture and Built Environment.

Become a research student

Gain professional recognition

Your Deakin qualifications are recognised nationally by industry through course accreditations. All of our courses are regularly examined by key professional groups, including the:

  • Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA)
  • Australian Institute of Building (AIB)
  • Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)
  • Australian Property Institute (API) for Certified Practising Valuer (CPV)
  • Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Contact us

Get in touch if you have any further questions regarding the School of Architecture and Built Environment.

+61 3 5227 8300

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